This web site presents the history that starts with John Charles England
on the decks of USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor and continues to this day
through those who served on the two ships named in his honor.
In late May of 1944 USS England DE-635 sunk six enemy submarines
in a period of just 12 days, a feat that has never been surpassed.
She continued to serve in World War II until during the battle of
Okinawa she was hit by a Kamikaze and was undergoing repairs when
the war ended.
accomplishments in antisubmarine warfare lead the Chief of Naval
Operations to proclaim, "There'll always be an England in the
United State Navy. The promise was kept for over 30 years with USS
England DLG22/CG22. However, today no England serves as a ship at
sea for our Navy.
Class Destroyer Escort
Displacement: 1,400 t.
Armament: 3 3"; 3 21" torpedo tubes; 8 depth charge
projectors; 2 depth charge racks; 1 hedgehog
down by Bethlehem in San Francisco on April 4, 1943. Launched
September 26, 1943. Stricken November 1, 1945. Sold November 26,
1946 and broken up.
This web site is devoted to the history of the USS England
DE-635 and to keeping that history in the public eye.